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The HITAP International Unit (HIU) heads to Indonesia

By Juliet Amanda Rose Eames
Category : In-Country Experience, Others

The recent Indonesia visit is an illustration of iDSI’s ongoing commitment to building capacity in developing countries. HITAP visits help national bodies learn how to conduct Health Technology Assessments, strengthening decision-making processes and enabling gains in the quantity and quality of healthcare that a country can provide to its people. The location for this visit, […]

Hitotsubashi University Health Economics International Workshop “Implementation of HTA in Japan and other Asian countries”

By Waranya Rattanavipapong
Category : Learning, Others

Universal health coverage (UHC) is a key national aspiration for Japan and Thailand and both countries have generally succeeded in achieving their UHC policy goals. Health technology assessment (HTA) has been adopted to support the process of moving towards UHC. However, HTA implementation has evolved differently in Japan and Thailand on account of the inherently […]

Counting what counts in development: Health and Indonesia

By Manushi Sharma
Category : Learning, Others

Development cannot be contained in a numerical measure of Gross National Product/Gross Domestic Product (GNP/GDP), conceding this the UN gave a universal call to its member nations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG 3 explicitly states “ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages,” and under this umbrella falls the Universal Health […]

Bhutan’s oldest newspaper shows appreciation on iDSI’s support to evaluate new vaccines in Bhutan

By Deepika Adhikari
Category : In-Country Experience, Learning

Bhutan’s national and also the oldest newspaper named ‘Kuensel’ from the Kuensel Corporation Limited published a story featuring, our support to the Bhutanese government in evaluating new vaccines through an economic evaluation, in their issue of 28th August 2017 http://www.kuenselonline.com/moh-explores-introducing-vaccine-against-pneumonia/. The Essential Medicines and Technology Division (EMTD), Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health (MoH) […]

Enriching Economic Evaluation Experience

By Md. Rajibul Islam
Category : Learning

Last month, from 7th till 11th of August, 2017, I attended a 5-day training extensive workshop on health economic evaluation organized by Health Intervention Technology Assessment Program (HITAP). The first two days focused on the basics of health economic evaluation and the last three days on advanced modeling methods for economic evaluation. I learned plenty […]

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